Tichina Rolanda Arnold (born June 28, 1969) is an NAACP Image Award winning American actress best known for her past roles as Pamela James on Martin from 1992 until 1997, as well as her role as the matriarch, Rochelle, in Everybody Hates Chris from 2005 until 2009. She also played the recurring role of Nicole Barnes on the television series One on One.
Her other television credits include Listen Up!, Soul Food, The Norm Show, Pacific Blue, The Jamie Foxx Show, All My Children, Law & Order, The Cosby Show and Ryan's Hope.
Arnold was born in Queens, New York . Her penchant for performing began in her childhood, [[holding church congregations enthralled as a four]]-year-old]]. When she turned eight, her mother and uncle encouraged her to audition, and she won a part in her first play]] The Me Nobody Knows at the Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn. She continued to perform in the theater and at supper clubs, starring in such production as Hair, Romance and Hard Times. She then landed bit parts in TV movies such as The Brass Ring in 1983 and PBS' House of Dies Drear the year after.
Tichina Arnold @ 40th NAACP Image Awards